Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Ofcom to build tech hub in Manchester ahead of online safety role

Blog: Data Protection law can help create public trust and confidence around COVID-status certification schemes

Guest Blog: Connect into SONIC with Digital Catapult and Ofcom

New NCSC CEO warns against complacency while outlining future cyber risks

Extended opening hours to continue when non-essential retail returns

CYBERUK: flagship event set to take place in fully digital format


The latest Home Office Annual Report details a steep rise in data incidents ( 650% increase from secured government premises and a 350% increase from outside secured government premises), mainly thanks to increased awareness and improvements in reporting culture.

At a time of increased remote working and the inevitable rise in reliance on cloud technology to keep data secure, the main data security focus remains understandably on the network. However, it will often be necessary to store mission critical data off-the-cloud for down-time resilience, back-ups or other operational reasons, which means key consideration should also be how best to secure those devices where they hold sensitive data.

This brief and helpful thought leadership piece details the benefits of securing your data through hardware-backed encryption.

Download your copy of this latest insight on the importance of protecting the device and not just the network.

Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

New vaccine advice for adults living with adults who are immunosuppressed

Second dose milestone as 2.5 million get top-up jab

Workplace testing programme expands to offer free rapid home testing

New Health Office must learn from Public Health England’s mistakes, says IEA expert

Everyone In for Good: Joint call for investment in long-term solutions to end homelessness

LGA: Social care needs a ‘1948 moment’ to secure its future

Sir Lenny Henry urges Black Britons to take COVID-19 vaccine

NHS Confederation - More work to do to make sure vaccine access is equitable

New Office for Health Promotion to drive improvement of nation’s health
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey: spotlight on the project profession

Investing in data and continual improvement for business recovery

Government boosts energy efficiency spending to £1.3 billion with extra funding for green homes

Covid-19 support for business customers extended

Third of UK's biggest companies commit to net zero

Government writes open letter to businesses on Plan for Growth

Over £30 million government investment to boost batteries and hydrogen vehicles

Millions get pay rise from today as National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increase comes into effect

Fresh wave of grant funding launched as councils are called on to do their bit to continue supporting businesses
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Drug dealer who hid £1.6m cocaine inside armchairs will sit in prison for nine years

Sara Khan appointed as independent advisor for social cohesion and resilience

Government launches review into sexual abuse in schools

G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting – Chair’s Statement

TUC – Investors shunning Deliveroo should force company to rethink how it treats its workers

IFS - Scottish Government funding per person is over 30% higher than equivalent English funding. But it has still chosen to use temporary COVID funding to pay for some new permanent spending commitments.

International action and collaboration for a decade of delivery on climate change

Money doesn’t always buy you the best energy supplier, warns Citizens Advice

TUC: institutional racism exists in the UK labour market and society

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Click here to find out more.



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NDA Annual Report highlighted amongst best in the public sector
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Nuclear decommissioning: research and development brochures
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NDA announces new Chair of the Sellafield Ltd Board
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) CEO, David Peattie, has today announced that Tony Meggs CB has been appointed as the new Chair of NDA subsidiary, Sellafield Ltd.

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